Friday, June 23, 2017

Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present

​I am finally able to announce that the volume Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present (Bloomsbury) is in production at the publisher. The volume was scheduled to be published a couple of years ago, but sometimes co-editors disagree even​ about whether deadlines should be met. So I take this opportunity both to apologize to the contributors and the Bloomsbury editorial staff for the unacceptably​ long wait, and to ​express my gratitude to them all for their ​unflagging commitment to the project over the past five years. The painting used for the book cover is Caravaggios's famous The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, which I couldn't use in previous volumes.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sextus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence

After two years, the paper “Again on Sextus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence” has finally been included in an issue of the Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. For those interested, it can be found here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Debunking of Morality

Those working on moral skepticism might be interested in this new volume: Uri D. Leibowitz and Neil Sinclair (eds.), Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability (Oxford University Press, 2016). For more information, go here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Neo-Pyrrhonism and Disagreement

My article “A Neo-Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing and Disagreement Argument” has now been included in the latest issue of Synthese. For those interested, it can be found here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Issue 7.2 of IJSS

Issue 7.2 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by René van Woudenberg & Jeroen de Ridder, Matthew Braddock, and Genia Schönbaumsfeld, and book reviews by Kristen Irwin and Adam Podlaskowski. You can find it here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hamburg Skepticism Conference

The Hamburg conference “Scepticism from Antiquity to Modern Times” (May 8th-11th) went very well and I must say that the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies is an outstanding center for research on skepticism: serious scholars, interesting projects, good research facilities, and nice people.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Talks in Fribourg and Berlin

In the upcoming weeks, I'm giving a couple of “skeptical” talks at colloquia in Europe: on May 3 (17:15-19:00), “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement” at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland); and on May 15 (10:00-12:00), “The Practical and Epistemic Value of Pyrrhonism” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. While the former is focused on contemporary analytic epistemology, the latter deals with ancient Pyrrhonism -- but the approach of both is primarily “systematic.”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cologne-Leuven Epistemology Meeting

The 4th Cologne-Leuven Epistemology Meeting will take place in Leuven on May 18-19, 2017. Some of the papers will deal with skepticism and disagreement. Below is the program, and the official webpage can be found here.

Thursday, May 18
13:15-14:30 Paul Dimmock (Leuven): “Strange-but-True: A (Quick) New Argument for Contextualism About 'Know'.”
14:45-16:00 Dominik Balg (Cologne): “Epistemic Peers: What They Are and How to Find Them.”
16:15-17:30 Jie Gao (Leuven): “Group Credal Disagreement.”
17:45-19:00 Diego Machuca (Buenos Aires): “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement.”

Friday, May 19
10:00-11:15 Francesco Praolini (Leuven): “Which Is Our Epistemic Goal?”
11:30-12:45 Felippo Ferrari (Bonn): “Disagreeing With the Agnostic.”
14:00-15:15 Christopher Ranalli (Cologne): “The Naïve Phenomenal Conservative.”
15:30-16:45 Martin Smith (Edinburgh): “TBA.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Issue 7.1 of IJSS

Issue 7.1 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by Luca Moretti & Tomoji Shogenji and Joe Campbell, a discussion piece by Philip Atkins, and book reviews by Hallvard Lillehammer and John Schellenberg. You can find it here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Program Salvador Skepticism Conference

The program for the skepticism conference that is taking place in Salvador de Bahia on April 26-28 is now available here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Skepticism Conference in Hamburg

The conference “Scepticism from Antiquity to Modern Times” will take place at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg, on May 8-10, 2017. For complete information, including the program, go here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Skepticism Conference in Salvador de Bahia

On April 26-28, there will be a conference on skepticism at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). For more information, click on the image below. I'll post the program once it becomes available.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pyrrhonian Modes

The latest issue of Méthexis (29, 2017) includes Massimo Catapano's “The Two Modes of Scepticism and the Aporetic Structure of Foundationalism.” It can be found here.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Pyrrhonian Response to the Apraxia Objection

The latest issue of the Croatian Journal of Philosophy (16/3, 2016) contains Filip Grgić’s “Apraxia, Appearances, and Beliefs: The Pyrrhonists’ Way Out.” You can find it here.